Berkeley Executive Program in Management
Berkeley Executive Program in Management
As a driven leader aspiring to even greater heights in your career, taking time to reinvest in your personal brand and skillset is essential. In today's complex global business environment, the best leaders have vast networks that provide access to the latest knowledge and experiences and bring these assets to their organizations.
The Berkeley Executive Program in Management prepares you for the next level of leadership. Actively leveraging Berkeley's unique strengths, the program exposes you to the latest theories and best practices in business, from strategy to team leadership, influence, innovation, product management, and more. You will leave the program with a mark of distinction from a world-renowned university and prepared to lead an enterprise.
The modular design of this program, which combines classes in India and Berkeley with an online experience, is tailored for rising executives in emerging economies like India.
Features, Dates, & Cost
Apart from becoming part of your own cohort community and building an enviable network, participants graduate from the Berkeley Executive Program in Management as a member of the Certificate of Business Excellence and Berkeley Haas alumni community.
- A UC Berkeley Haas email forwarding address (@haas.executivealumni.berkeley.edu)
- Ability to join local alumni chapters or clubs in your region
- Join the private, invitation-only Berkeley Haas Alumni LinkedIn group
- Invitations to the annual Berkeley Haas alumni conference and select sponsored events and Berkeley Executive Education Networking events
- The Berkeley Executive Program in Management Certificate from the UC Berkeley Executive Education at the Haas School of Business
- Public visitor access to select campus libraries and university database services. (Remote and onsite access available for select services).
- A One-year digital subscription to the California Management Review
- Receive Berkeley Haas Alumni e-newsletter
- A 30% discount on all eligible future Berkeley Executive Education programs
- Access to Haas Amplified – Latest research and thought leadership from Industry speakers and faculty
- Access to Berkeley Haas Alumni Jobs e-Newsletter via subscription, with latest job posting from distinguished employers
*All benefits are subject to change
Program Dates & Cost
Who It's For
The Berkeley Executive Program in Management, India, is designed to create a deeply relevant, immersive and dynamic learning experience for senior executives ready for the next level of the leadership challenge. Participants may come from a range of industries and functions, and all will be technologically savvy, open to innovation and change, and driven to make a difference in their work environments. The program will benefit senior professionals with:
- Significant experience and demonstrated career progression across levels, including: CXOs, Directors, Presidents, Vice Presidents, Managers, Senior Managers, and individuals in leadership roles in a variety of settings.
- A strong drive to succeed and aspirations for reaching beyond the obvious career milestones.
Requirements & Partner
- Demonstrated ability to adapt, learn, and apply new knowledge in varied situations.
- A minimum of 10+ years of work experience in functional, technical, or business roles.
- A graduate degree with a strong academic track record.
- Fluency in written and spoken English.
This long-term program led by world-class educators comprises a mixture of in-person and online academic modules, core foundational classes, boot camp and workshop(s), and a capstone project covering the entire senior management learning landscape. The descriptions below describe the content of the modules, but not necessarily the order in which they will occur.
This in-person module in India empowers you to think differently about your career, communities, and the organizations you are a part of. Through the use of interactive exercises, assessment tools, and in-depth discussions with Berkeley faculty you will discover your unique strengths and areas of improvement leading to practical action plans for your professional growth. Examples of topics covered include:
- Leadership Styles & Competencies
- Managing, Motivating, and Maximizing Team Dynamics
- Scenario Planning for Strategic Advantage
- Critical Thinking and Stress Testing
- Negotiation & Relationship Building Strategies in a Global Context
- Developing effective Long Term Partnerships & Cross-Functional Teams
- Constructive Conflicts & Shadow Negotiations
- Achieving Outstanding Organizational Performance & Leadership
- Diagnostic Surveying - Personalized Leadership Feedback & Analysis
This module takes product management and strategy and extends it to include innovation as a required element for continued growth and success for products, services, and organizations as a whole. It takes you, the leader, through the journey of developing an innovation-centric view in all aspects of work as opposed to innovation as part of the R&D function. This module aims to develop you into a more flexible, forward-thinking executive, comfortable with the language and management of innovation.
- The Berkeley Innovation Process: An iterative, four-part model for generating and implementing innovative ideas to improve business performance: Observations, Insights, Ideas, and Experiments.
- Ethnographic Interviewing: A customer-centric investigative process geared to uncover deep wishes, needs, and pain points.
- Insight Generation Tools: Empathy Maps and Customer Profiles provide structured means of deriving insight from interview data.
- Value Proposition & Business Model Canvas: Alex Osterwalder’s renowned frameworks for generating internally and externally focused innovations.
- Story Structure: Narrative approaches to explaining and promoting an innovative idea to maximize persuasive power.
- Culture as a Leadership Tool: A model for understanding organizational culture and engineering values supportive of innovation.
This in-person module on Berkeley’s campus brings the focus back on essentials of innovating and managing products and services—the keys to competing and winning in today’s ultra-competitive marketplace. The module looks at all necessary elements of marketing, value creation, strategic financial management, and leadership communication. This special Bay Area immersive experience includes topics such as:
- Design Thinking Innovation Cycle
- Customer-Focused Design Roadmapping
- Pricing Strategies and Tactics
- New Product Pricing & Marketing
- Finance and Information Analysis and Valuation
- Influential communication: The Art of Coaching
- Advanced Financial Accounting
- Performance evaluations and incentive designs
This future-focused module on the Berkeley campus will provide you with techniques for assessing the competition and effective positioning for competitive advantage, including the power of interpersonal connection and influence. This module covers strategic analysis and planning tools, power and influence in a global world, and a certificate ceremony. You will walk away with tools for executing change at individual and organizational levels, and from the perspective of both corporate and entrepreneurial lenses. Example session topics include:
- Becoming a Changemaker
- Strategic Analysis Tools
- Big Data & Competitive Market Strategy
- New Business Models
- Corporate Strategy and Sustainability
- Leadership Presence, Persuasion, and Influence
- Developing an Equity-Fluent Culture
Core Foundational Courses
In collaboration with Harvard Business Publishing, Northwest Executive Education will deliver three online foundational courses followed by in-class Managerial Finance bootcamp.
The Financial Accounting module from Harvard Business Publishing is an introduction to the fundamental concepts of financial accounting in a management context. The module teaches participants how accounting systems are used to record the day-to-day economic activities of a business. Participants learn fundamental accounting concepts and then apply those concepts in a detailed examination of the financial statements used to describe the business. Throughout the module, participants are presented with real-world challenges that require them to interpret the financial data to find answers.
This module from Harvard Business Publishing provides a fundamental understanding of the principles, analytical tools, and knowledge needed to make good investment and financing decisions. The module introduces participants to finance ratios, forecasting methods, capital structure theory, and risk-return analysis and then asks them to apply these concepts in several different approaches to valuing a business.
The Financial Accounting and Corporate Finance module are followed by an in-person three-day module delivered by Northwest Executive Education, which is focused on applying the principles learned on multiple domains. This module also explores applications in valuations in the context of venture capital, mergers & acquisitions, and private equity transactions.
Our partner, Northwest, will deliver workshops on topics contextual to India or a skillset that is absolutely essential and required to grow as a senior executive. Below is a list of topics covered in workshops led by industry professionals that will take place in between the academic modules.
- Expert problem solving techniques
- Managing successful operations
- Balanced Scorecard
- Managing your professional career
- Business model transformation
- Exponential and disruptive technologies
The program includes a capstone project focused on implementing the learning within the program, in the context of your current or future workplace. The project topics could include a business plan proposal for the organization to expand into a new area, a specific business challenge at your workplace, or an interesting opportunity in the broader industry landscape. Northwest Executive Education will work one on one with participants to help them identify impactful projects. The capstone project will have three phases at an Individual or team level.
Phase 1 |Initiation and planning
Phase 2 |Mid-term project review and workout
Phase 3 |Final presentation to faculty panel and feedback session
Industry Visits & Speakers
As part of the program, participants will be introduced to the innovation ecosystem of Silicon Valley and San Francisco-Bay area. This will be achieved through visits to:
- Organizations that have developed and sustained a corporate innovation ecosystem
- Exciting startups which are on the forefront of innovation and breakthrough business models
- Accelerators and incubators that are deeply embedded in the entrepreneurial ecosystem of the Valley and constantly tracking patterns for identifying next big opportunity
Participants would get to hear from and interact with senior executives from some of these organizations and engage in a Q&A, helping them decipher success code, culture and values of this ecosystem.